Wednesday, January 14, 2009
daily bliss: warm winter outerwear
outside the Weather Center cafe in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Precious winter sun juxtaposes with eight degrees and a sub-zero wind chill this afternoon. As I read poetry for class tomorrow, drinking endless pots of tea and mugs of coffee, I try to focus on the blessings in such cold. My Mom noted that we're lucky to have so many means of warmth--coats, homes, cars. And so today I'd like to celebrate my winter coat, which manages to be both cozy and stylish. I found it at Burlington coat factory back in October, when H. and I went shopping for winter accoutrements. I especially like the graduated quilting (slimming!) and the off center buttons, as well as the price: $55. As you can see here, I have a bright wool Nepalese hat, a little goofy, but bright and warm. You can't see my boats but they're also functional and fashionable--vibram soles, waterproof leather and quilted fabric, all lined with shearling. Toasty.